Jamie Leigh


We deliver cutting-edge legal expertise with practical business judgment. My job is to step up and execute in the most effective manner.

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Jamie Leigh is co-chair of Cooley's M&A group. Her representative tech clients include Uber, Tableau, Workday, Dropbox, Palantir, Procore, Ellie Mae, DocuSign, Opendoor, Peet's, Checkr and MINDBODY. Representative life sciences clients include Medivation, Kite Pharma, Abaxis, Adamas, CDL and Intarcia. Representative investment banking clients include Qatalyst Partners, Morgan Stanley and GCA Advisors.

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  • Amplidata Prevails in Bet-the-Company Patent Infringement Suit 

  • ChipMOS Bermuda to Merge with ChipMOS Taiwan 

  • iSIGHT Sells to FireEye 

  • Bristol Meyers Enters Agreement with Five Prime 

  • Medivation Expanding Oncology Franchise with Acquisition of Talazoparib from BioMarin 

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  • University of Virginia School of Law
    JD, 2002

  • University of Virginia
    BA, 1998

Admissions & Credentials


New York


  • Berkeley Center for Law, Business and the Economy - Advisory Board

  • American Bar Association

Rankings & Accolades

    The Deal: Women in M&A – The Powerhouse 20

    The Recorder: Trusted Adviser (2017)

    The Recorder: Women Leaders in Tech Law (2017)

    Legal 500 US 2016-2018 Editions: M&A/corporate and commercial – M&A: middle-market 

    National Law Journal: 2016 M&A/Antitrust Trailblazer

TechCrunch Equity Podcast

Jamie discusses 2017’s market uncertainty while predicting a more competitive and bold M&A space in 2018

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